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Sec. Sonny Perdue
31st Secretary . Husband, Father of 4, Big Buddy to 14 grandchildren. , , , former two-term Gov. of GA.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue 13h
"America's Pastor" has been called home and we were blessed to have him on Earth for nearly a century. This picture taken some years ago in his NC home, w/my son Jim and Dan Cathy of Chick-fil-A & son Ross. Dan brought his trumpet that day & played for Rev. Graham.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue 16h
Wanted to congratulate 's Dr. Cyril G. Gay in person for being recognized as a Presidential Rank Award winner for FY2017. He's led the Animal Health National Program for 15 years & is a leading authority on vaccinology and biodefense research. Well done!
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Sec. Sonny Perdue 17h
Our Undersecretary for Trade & Foreign Ag Affairs Ted McKinney wakes up every day looking to sell more American agricultural products in foreign markets. Today he woke up in India!
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Sec. Sonny Perdue Feb 20
Had a good, productive meeting with my counterpart from Mexico, my good friend , reaffirming our positive relationship. Talked about many issues of shared concern in agriculture and trade.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue Feb 20
Since becoming Secretary of Agriculture, I've been to 33 states, and everywhere I go I see the kids in the blue & gold jackets of . They give me such hope for the future of agriculture. This might be my personal record for most FFA-ers in a selfie. Happy !
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Sec. Sonny Perdue Feb 20
Solid infrastructure agenda from will be particularly helpful to rural America. $50 billion dedicated to rural projects - with states setting priorities - will build roads, bridges, utilities, broadband access. My op-ed in :
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Sec. Sonny Perdue Feb 20
New, expanded nutrition assistance available for Puerto Rico residents affected by natural disasters. Through $1.27B grant administered by made possible by Congressional disaster relief act. Press release with PR Gov. :
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Sec. Sonny Perdue Feb 19
After visiting carrot facility in CA, I know it's a company w/good moral values - salt of the earth people. Helped open new facility in Sparks, GA that will provide local jobs. Good people & good product. W/Jeff Huckaby of Grimmway & GA Ag Commish Gary Black.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue Feb 19
At the ribbon cutting for a new carrot processing facility for in Sparks, GA. It will provide 80 seasonal jobs and other full-time jobs. Will also serve as a shipping hub for produce from California & provide cold storage for other producers in South Georgia.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue Feb 19
Happy Week, even though to me it always seems like . I see those blue & gold jackets just about everywhere I go. I always say the future is now. These young people don't have to wait to have positive impacts on their communities. They're doing it already.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue Feb 18
Ingenuity and hard work have brought success to in Hollister, CA. They planted their first orchards in 1908, opened a roadside cherry stand in the 1940s, and now welcome over 2 million visitors a year. Had a great trip to CA this week.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue Feb 18
Hearing about CA water issues this week w/. The San Luis Reservoir - a man-made lake on the eastern slopes of the Diablo Range of Merced County - is the 5th-largest reservoir in California. Stores water released for irrigation and other purposes.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue Feb 18
Another informative visit to CA this week, including a stop at Harris Woolf California Almonds. They're a certified organic processor, also certified by the State of California and California Certified Organic Farmers.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue Feb 17
Impressed again this week by California's massive agricultural economy. In Coalinga, Harris Woolf Almonds is a grower, buyer, and processor of almonds established in 1989. Harris Woolf seeks out more efficient ways to grow almonds & the latest technologies for processing them.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue Feb 16
For an event as big as , naturally has a strong presence. Glad to see and represented in Nashville.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue Feb 16
Good morning from the in Nashville! Greeting some 300 volunteers who make the annual event a success.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue Feb 14
Very pleased today to sign an MOU with Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy to work together to enhance environmental sustainability in the dairy industry. Builds on MOU from 2009. Full release:
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Sec. Sonny Perdue Feb 14
At DeGroot Dairy in Hanford, CA, getting a tour of a 3rd-generation operation, now home to some 4,500 cows. In the heart of California's agricultural region.
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Sec. Sonny Perdue Feb 14
Fascinating discussion about using better conservation methods and less water at Dino Giacomazzi's orchard. Glad to know is helping out too!
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Sec. Sonny Perdue Feb 14
Informative visit to , a table grape vineyard, and great discussion about diversified farming in the Central Valley of California. Also talked winter crop and field - and vine - maintenance.
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